Singer Kat McHugh’s vocals weave between lush, hushed tones and a mellow but biting rap flow brought together with a soaring chorus. The brittle piano and throbbing bass from Luke Lount matched to warped guitar and down-tempo drum beats from Daniel Edgell all result in a track that wouldn’t be out of place on a Drake record, yet captures the punchy energy of 070 Shake paired with the moody air of Billie Eilish.
The single was released at the end of last month to great editorial support in Best Tracks Of The Week playlists from the likes of The Independent, Noctis Magazine and more. The new video plays as a visual metaphor for the song and captures the Leeds alt-pop trio performing the track from the back of a moving van.
Regarding the single and video Kat says, “‘HOLOGRAM’ is about moving on - the video needed to capture the process of putting yourself first and distancing yourself from something that doesn’t serve you anymore. We had this crazy idea of performing in the back of a removal van that was brought to life by a team of close friends. We shot the video at night to capture the feeling of escapism that comes with the process, and the raw, brittle nature of cutting ties.”
The forthcoming debut album A Place Between States finds Polo seamlessly traversing the electronic pop sphere. Opener ‘ERASE YOU’ is a twisted industrial dipped track with a vocal air of iio’s ‘Rapture’, elsewhere ‘CLUBLIGHT’ takes aim straight for the dancefloor with a hypnotic pulsing beat, seductive vocals and pumping bass.
There’s beautiful sparse moments as found on ‘A SOBERING THOUGHT’, ‘A PLACE BETWEEN STATES’ and ‘WE RECOVER’, which get as close as you can to a ballad on a Polo record while breakout electronic synth explosions are never too far away. This is demonstrated in the warped, chaotic yet ultimately composed pop tracks ‘SPOTLIGHT’ and ‘VISUAL HEART’ reminiscent of the likes of Arca.
“The album has given us the breathing space to explore ideas and concepts we've not yet been able to when releasing singles; we finally have space to be ourselves as a band without limitations,” says Luke of their hopes for the forthcoming release. “Every band is defined by their first album; this is us establishing who we are.”
A PLACE BETWEEN STATES TRACK LISTING
- ERASE YOU
- YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A STAR
- A SOBERING THOUGHT
- A PLACE BETWEEN STATES
- MY CRAZY MIND
- VISUAL HEART
- WE RECOVER